Author Aimee Bender, Tulane’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence this year, will give a public reading and interview followed by a book-signing and reception on Monday (Jan. 28).
For more information see the following press release:
Aimee Bender will be this year’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence, and will give a public reading and interview, followed by a book-signing and reception, on Tulane’s Uptown Campus (in the Freeman Auditorium) on Monday, January 28 at 7pm. We’ve had a great response from students and alums about her work. Her bio is below:
Aimee Bender is the author of four books. Her first book was The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, a collection of short stories, published in 1998. The book was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of 1998 and spent seven weeks on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list. Her novel An Invisible Sign of My Own was published in 2000, and was named as a Los Angeles Times Pick of the Year. In 2005 she published another collection of short stories, Willful Creatures. Her novel The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake was published in 2010.
Her short fiction has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper’s, Tin House, McSweeney’s, and The Paris Review, and heard on This American Life and Selected Shorts. She has received two Pushcart Prizes, and was nominated for the TipTree award in 2005 and the Shirley Jackson short story award in 2010. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches creative writing at USC.